Rob Voisey on 60×60

Rob Voisey operates the music promotion company Vox Novus, and he oversees one of electronic music’s most popular annual competitions: 60 x 60.

At EMM 2008, Rob presented a continuously running 60 x 60 made up with submissions from composers in the midwest.

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Program notes:

60×60 Midwest Minute Madness

60×60 Midwest Minute Madness is an installation of all of the works by Midwest composers presented by the 60×60 project from 2003-2008. The 60×60 Midwest Mix has been one of the strongest alternte mixes of the 60×60 project. This installation, the Midwest Minute Madness is the presentation of all the submissions from this region. Representing an aesthetic and geographic diversity of composers, the 60×60 is an annual electronic music project for concert and CD containing 60 works by 60 different composers where each piece is 60 seconds or less in duration. Since its inception in 2003, the 60×60 has promoted the music of hundreds of emerging and established composers, setting an unprecedented example among contemporary music organizations of its scale and larger. It has received approximately 100 performances worldwide and has produced three compact discs; and has collaborated with multimedia including choreography, video, and sculpture. In conjunction with the ideals of Vox Novus, the mission of the 60×60 project is to promote new music. The project is specifically designed to include a large number of composers and present their music to audiences around the world. The project has taken a “grass-roots” philosophy with much of its success due to its collaborators, hosts, and director who are composers themselves.

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